THE POET ROOM
The Poet Sofa received its name in 1959, much later than its birth, when a popular Danish cartoonist depicted the exact sofa as the place where a young poet would withdraw to contemplate the complexities of life.
This concept of a poets retreat, is easily relatable here at the Hakuba Hotel, where our guests can enjoy a calm and soothing environment. The hotel is decorated entirely with Finn Juhl furniture and offers a quality experience in the midst of beautiful surroundings and breathtaking nature. Everywhere the hotel exudes a sense of downplayed elegance - from the soft bedlinen and organic toiletries to the cosy lighting.
The room is furnished with a queen size bed with a customised headboard, luggage bench and wardrobe. A small Nyhavn Table is placed toward the wall, creating a workspace for the poet - by profession or at least by heart.
THE ROOM’S SIGNATURE FURNITURE – THE POET SOFA
This small two-seater sofa first saw the light of day at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition in 1941.
It should be seen as a natural progression from the Pelican Chair that was displayed the previous year. The upholstery is very slim compared to the norm at the time and it was the result of Finn Juhl’s ambition to create functional furniture for smaller apartments.
The Poet Sofa is also one of Finn Juhl’s experiments for his own home. At the Guild Exhibition, the sofa was shown together with a couple of plaster reliefs by artist Sigurjón Ólafsson. In this way, he indicated the link between furniture and sculpture. The small sofa is a very comfortable embrace for two people, who will be sitting comfortably close.
THE HAKUBA HOTEL
The small town of Hakuba, located in a valley surrounded by the Japanese alps, houses a lodge, that has now been transformed into a beautiful Danish/ Japanese design hotel.
The Finn Juhl hotel in Hakuba is the first of its kind. It has been our mission to create a hotel where Danish interior design constitutes the foundation of a truly unique hotel experience in Japan.
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